In The Library

In The Library: Owen Video

Gegham Vardanyan

Physicist by education, journalist by occupation

VidCon conference took place on June 20-23 in the US city of Anaheim. Over than 30,000 people participated in this annual gathering of YouTubers, vloggers and social media influencers.In The Library decided to become a tourist and talk to guests in a new environment.

Owen Video is a YouTuber himself and a social media trainer. “Here, people are the media. They are the new journalists. They document their stories in Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook,” said Owen.

In his opinion, changes in social media are not revolutionary but evolutionary.

Owen says that his favorite quote is from the film Firefly, “You can’t stop the signal.”

“When you see something beautiful, the birth of a new baby, a butterfly landing on a leaf, when you witness an atrocity, a car accident or an act of violence, you are the media. You take that photo, you take that video. And they can’t stop that signal,” said Owen.

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Gegham Vardanyan

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